The Importance of Being Married

Author(s): Gemma Townley


Jessica Wild isn't big on commitment. 'Don't depend on anyone' is her motto. But her friend Grace, a sweet old lady she met in her grandmother's nursing home, can't believe that Jess is truly happy on her own. Eventually Jess caves and tells Grace she's got a boyfriend: her glamorous boss, Anthony Milton. When in time her fantasy boyfriend becomes her fantasy husband, Grace is thrilled for Jess. So much so, that she leaves Jess an inheritance. But there's a snag. It's in the name of Jessica Milton. Grace trusted Jess to look after the house she adored. If Jess is to keep that trust, it will mean turning her Little White Lie into a Big White Wedding - and getting Anthony to fall in love with her and pop the question for real. With the help of her formidable best friend Helen and Gloria, a Russian escort experienced in the ways of men, Jess reluctantly learns the art of flirting, seduction and playing hard to get. But just when it appears that Operation Marriage is a success and Anthony is about to ask the million-dollar question, Jess wonders if it's right to say 'I do' for all the wrong reasons...


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A terrific romantic comedy, loosely based on The Importance of Being Earnest. Gemma Townley serves up a funny and contemporary take on the story. It's also classic romantic comedy in its own right, with plenty of misunderstandings and heartache on the way. Gemma Townley is Sophie Kinsella's sister. Gemma's previous novels have been met with great reviews: "Townley shines at creating characters who are engaging and realistic" Booklist 'Charming and hysterical' Sherrie Krantz. 'Like tiramisu, washed down with cappuccino - seductive, and deliciously bad for you' Rebecca Campbell, author of Slave to Fashion. 'A refreshing, funny, pacy book...I loved it!' Sophie Kinsella.

"Witty plot with a fantastic ending" CANDIS "a well-written classic rom-com that is a pleasure to read" DAILY MAIL "an addictive read that I couldn't put down until I finished" TRASHIONISTA "With a remarkable insight on how to get your man, this book is a compulsive page-turner and is definitely one for the ladies" TELEGRAPH & ARGUS

Gemma Townley is the author of four previous novels. Before turning to fiction Gemma worked in magazines. She now lives in London with her husband, Mark, and son, Atticus.

General Fields

  • : 9781409102151
  • : 104129
  • : 104129
  • : January 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gemma Townley
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.92
  • : 352